In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Forgotten is an extraordinary blend of military and social history – a story that pays tribute to the valour of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognised to this day.
Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, author Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men. In telling the story of the Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Year published: 2019
Book type: Paperback, 352 pages
Dimensions: 197mm x 131 mm
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